1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later

1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later, a project by Helgard Haug, David Helbich and Cornelius Puschke, is an online performance space that presents new scores from various artists on the website


This Is Not Lebanon: Festival for Visual Arts, Performance, Music and Talks

Within a short period of time, Lebanon has experienced a fourfold catastrophe: the revolution of October 2019 that came to a standstill, hyperinflation due to the free fall of the Lebanese lira on the currency markets, the explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020 and finally the pandemic.

suspended © Petra Serhal 2020

Suspended Between the Second and the Third Kiss

A Choreography by Petra Serhal

Within the framework of an International Co-Production Fund of the Goethe-Institut in the field of theatre and dance, the artist Petra Serhal presented her performance Suspended Between the Second and the Third Kiss after nearly two years of postponement. From 16 to 18 July 2021, the premiere of the performance took place in Bremen at the Schwankhalle, shown as part of the contemporary dance festival Tanz Bremen


We are excited to launch the first phase of Mirath:Music, a regional touring sound-exhibition about the cultural heritage music in North and Northeast Africa and West Asia. For more information, please klick here!

 Nancy Naser Al Deen © Goethe-Institut

Art Evolution

ArtEvolution is designed to provide a young generation of artists and cultural practitioners in and around the field of performing arts with an adequate pedagogical and critical infrastructure to pursue their artistic practices. 

Chances © Colourbox


The Goethe-Institut draws attention on selected residency programs, financing possibilities,... which may be interesting for Lebanon based artists.

Talents Beirut 2019 © Talents Beirut

Talents Beirut 2019

Talents Beirut kicks off the call for entries for its sixth edition for Arab Film talents.
The Metropolis Association and the Goethe-Institut in Lebanon are launching the call for entries for the sixth edition of Talents Beirut.

Perspectives © Goethe-Institut


“Perspectives” is the new online multimedia magazine of the Goethe-Institutes in the Region North Africa and Middle East. In cooperation with “”, “Perspectives” will be published quarterly in Arabic, German, English and French, each time with a focus on a compelling topic.

FANTASMEEM © Goethe-Institut Libanon


FANTASMEEM fosters Creative Entrepreneurship and encourages knowledge sharing as well as collaborations in the Lebanese design industry. The program consists of four independent modules as well as several accompanying activities targeting designers, design startups/entreprises and makers.

Beirut Short Stories © KFW Stiftung/Goethe-Institut Libanon

Beirut Short Stories 2018

Following the success of Beirut Short Stories in 2016 and 2017, the project to promote young literary talent in the Middle East will continue in Beirut in 2018. 

Ideas Box © Public Works

Ideas Box

Goethe-Institut Libanon introduced an IDEAS BOX in 2017 to support displaced and marginalised children and young people who have limited or no access to libraries or other sources of informal education.

BibBus BibBus


The BibBus, provided by the Goethe-Institut Lebanon, brings books, games, and entertainment to refugee children and adolescents in Lebanon to stir their creativity and imagination and to provide them with sustainable access to education.

Menschen sitzen in einer Reihe und nehmen an einer Kunstperformance teil © Alia Haju

Laboratory of Arts

Syrian artists need support, especially in exile. Therefore the Goethe-Institut Lebanon is cooperating the Syrian organisation Ettijahat – Independent Culture and providing cultural grants for artists.

Dialog und Wandel © Goethe-Institut

Transformation & Partnership

The Goethe-Institut, funded by the Federal Foreign Office, enhances future prospects and promotes participatory decision-making in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt through projects in the fields of culture and education.

Visual SC19 © Tanya Bizri

Soccer Camp 2018

Football inspires children and adolescents worldwide and can also playfully impart values such as tolerance, respect and fair play. 

German Traces in Lebanon © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Traces of Germany in Lebanon

The project shines a light on the history of German-Lebanese interactions and shows that encounters between Lebanese and German people are part of a shared past.

Musikschule © Mwafak Maklad

Music School

In 2016, the Goethe-Institut Lebanon opened a music school to sponsor and support musical training for talented Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian children and adolescents in Lebanon. 

Mein Buch – mein Lehrer © Goethe-Institut, Grafik: René Arbeithuber

My Book – My Teacher

As part of the “My book – my teacher” project, over 24,500 books are to be handed out for free to refugee children, allowing them to partake in literature and thereby kindling the joy of reading.